Sports

Not standing still: Packers looking to improve

Not standing still: Packers looking to improve

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – The Green Bay Packers want to keep rolling. There doesn’t seem to be any sense of complacency after the Green Bay steamrolled its past two opponents by a combined score of 108-34. When asked, quarterback Aaron Rodgers said he doesn’t believe the team is “peaking early.” He said he doesn’t […]

Dekker, No. 3 Wisconsin beat Chattanooga

Dekker, No. 3 Wisconsin beat Chattanooga

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Sam Dekker scored 18 points and No. 3 Wisconsin started out fast Sunday in an 89-45 victory over Chattanooga. Traevon Jackson finished with 16 for the Badgers (2-0). Nigel Hayes had 15 points and 13 rebounds, and Frank Kaminsky had 15 points and 10 rebounds. Ronrico White scored 15 points to […]

Rodgers, Peppers lead Packers past Eagles 53-20

Rodgers, Peppers lead Packers past Eagles 53-20

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Aaron Rodgers passed for 341 yards and three touchdowns, Julius Peppers returned his second interception of the season for a score, and the Green Bay Packers defense stuffed the high-octane Philadelphia Eagles for a 53-20 rout Sunday. The matchup of NFC contenders quickly became a blowout with the Packers racing […]

Gordon sets NCAA single-game rush record

Gordon sets NCAA single-game rush record

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon ran for 408 yards through three quarters Saturday against Nebraska, to break LaDainian Tomlinson’s single-game major college football rushing record with 15 minutes still to go. Gordon set the mark on a 26-yard touchdown on the final play of the third quarter to give the 22nd-ranked Badgers a […]

No. 3 Wisconsin routs Northern Kentucky 62-31

No. 3 Wisconsin routs Northern Kentucky 62-31

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Frank Kaminsky scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to help No. 3 Wisconsin beat Northern Kentucky 62-31 on Friday night in the season opener for both teams. Sam Dekker added 15 points for the Badgers, while Daniel Camps led the Norse with eight points. Though the Badgers hit just less […]

Local News

Second year of work wrapping up on I-90 bridge

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – The second year of the massive Interstate 90 bridge construction project is drawing to a close. Fifty feet above the Mississippi River, ironworkers wire together thousands of pieces of rebar that will provide support to the concrete piers that will hold up the new $187.5 million interstate bridge. The project […]

Dairyland Power Cooperative names new CEO

Dairyland Power Cooperative names new CEO

La Crosse, Wis. —Dairyland Power Cooperative’s Board of Directors has named Barbara “Barb” Nick as the organization’s next President and CEO. She will succeed William “Bill” Berg who is retiring at the end of the year. Bill has been at the helm at Dairyland since 1990 and with the cooperative since 1974. “Barb brings more […]

Update-Cause of explosion and fire at La Crosse fuel company undetermined

Update-Cause of explosion and fire at La Crosse fuel company undetermined

The cause of an explosion and fire at a La Crosse fuel plant is under investigation. Fire officials say one person who was injured in the blast at Midwest Fuels Wednesday is out of the hospital. The company says eight people were working at the time of the explosion and fire. Three of seven tanks […]

THEFT ALERT: AIR CONDITIONING UNITS

The La Crosse Police Department is investigating the theft of central air conditioning units from La Crosse area Churches and businesses. Over the last week there have been 17 central air conditioning units reported stolen. The thieves are cutting power and refrigerant lines, and removing the entire central air conditioning unit. It is believed the […]

FEMA Awards $454,808 Grant to Vernon County

FEMA Awards $454,808 Grant to Vernon County

CHICAGO –The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released $454,808 in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds to Vernon County, Wis., for the acquisition and demolition of seven residential structures in the floodplain. Following demolition, these properties located in the Town of Webster and Town of Christiana will be maintained […]

Travel Wisconsin Fall

Obituaries

Kenneth E. Jasperson

Kenneth Edward Jasperson, age 88 passed away on Monday, November 17th Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, November 21st at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday, November 20th from 3 to 6 p.m., and at the funeral home on Friday morning after […]

Rev. Marlyn D. Hansing

Reverend Marlyn D. Hansing, age 93 of Bloomington, MN passed away on Wednesday, November 12th Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 21st at 2 p.m. at St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Bloomington, with a visitation at 1.

Charlene Henthorn

Charlene Henthorn, age 68 of Viola passed away on Friday, November 14th She will be cremated, and services will be held at a later date.

Donald E. Stowell

Donald E. Stowell, age 90 of Yuba passed away on Thursday, November 13th Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 21st at 11 a.m. at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Hillsboro. Visitation will be at the Picha Funeral Home in Hillsboro on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. and at the church on Friday […]

Rocky A. Torgerson

Rocky A. Torgerson, age 56 passed away on Saturday, November 15th Memorial Services will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday, November 20th at the Assembly of God Church in Viroqua. Friends may call at the church after 4 p.m. on Thursday.

State

Police called to West Bend school during ruckus

WEST BEND, Wis. (AP) – Police were called to West Bend East High School where students became unruly over a new hall pass policy. Officials say one student was arrested for disorderly conduct Thursday. A statement on the school’s website says classes have resumed after a lockdown. Superintendent Ted Neitzke says some students became unruly […]

Lawmaker promises to pass special needs vouchers

Lawmaker promises to pass special needs vouchers

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Republican lawmaker whose daughter has Down syndrome says a bill to create a voucher program to help students with special needs attend private school in Wisconsin will pass “one way or another.” Rep. John Jagler said Thursday the issue is his top priority and he will be discussing it with […]

US attorney collects $3.7 million in 2014 cases

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The U.S. attorney’s office in Madison says it collected about $3.7 million in criminal and civil actions during the 2014 federal fiscal year. U.S. Attorney John Vaudreuil says his office collected about $1.4 million in criminal cases and about $2.3 million in civil actions. The offices also collected an additional $11,800 […]

Mother of Milwaukee robbery suspect calls police

MILWAUKEE (AP) – A 15-year-old Milwaukee boy has been arrested on suspicion of armed robbery after his mother called police to report the crime. Police said Wednesday they believe the boy is one of two people who robbed a 62-year-old woman and her 19-year-old daughter on Tuesday. They say one of the two suspects had […]

Energy companies unite to fight scams

Energy companies unite to fight scams

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – You get a call from someone telling you that your utility bill payment has not been received and unless you pay by 5 p.m., your power will be shut off. That’s the message salon owner Denise Mackey-Natz got last month. Rescheduled appointments, several phone calls and hours of stress and confusion […]

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Agriculture

Wisconsin ag exports climb 17 percent

Wisconsin ag exports climb 17 percent

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Agricultural exports are moving out of Wisconsin at a strong rate. The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection says Wisconsin farms and agribusinesses have exported nearly $2.8 billion worth or products to 138 countries so far this year. That’s a 17 percent increase over the same period last year. The […]

USDA Extends Dairy Margin Protection Program Deadlines

MADISON, Wisconsin, – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, speaking at the National Milk Producers Federation annual meeting, today announced extended deadlines for the dairy Margin Protection Program. Farmers now have until Dec. 5, 2014, to enroll in the voluntary program, established by the 2014 Farm Bill. The program provides financial assistance to participating farmers when the […]

Wisconsin milk production has record September

Wisconsin milk production has record September

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin dairy farmers had another record-setting month of milk production in September and are on pace to set a new annual record. According to the National Agriculture Statistics Service, Wisconsin milk production in September increased 70 million pounds from the previous September’s record-setting total of 2.29 billion pounds. State dairy farmers […]

Farmers remember to look out for electric or natural gas equipment during harvest time

Farmers remember to look out for electric or natural gas equipment during harvest time

Madison, Wis. – October 24, 2014 – This harvest, Alliant Energy reminds customers to pay extra attention to utility equipment while using farm machinery. Every fall, tractors, combines, augers, tillage equipment, tiling machines and other related equipment are at high risk to hit power poles, overhead or underground electric lines and natural gas pipelines or […]

EPA asked to investigate groundwater contamination

EPA asked to investigate groundwater contamination

KEWAUNEE, Wis. (AP) – Six environmental groups want federal regulators to investigate groundwater contamination in Kewaunee County. The groups have petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to exercise emergency powers under the Safe Drinking Water Act to investigate their concerns. The petitioners say the state Department of Natural Resources has failed to protect the drinking […]

National News

Thanksgiving getaway: 46.3 million to hit the road

Thanksgiving getaway: 46.3 million to hit the road

NEW YORK (AP) – There is good news for Thanksgiving travelers: the price of gas is at five-year lows. The bad news: a lot more people will be driving. During the holiday weekend, 46.3 million Americans are expected to go 50 miles or more from home, the highest number since 2007, according to car group […]

Congress can’t ‘de-fund’ Obama on immigration

Congress can’t ‘de-fund’ Obama on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) – A senior House Republican says that it’s impossible to block President Barack Obama’s upcoming moves on immigration in a spending bill. Congressman Harold Rogers of Kentucky is Appropriations Committee chairman. Rogers says the Citizenship and Immigration Services agency gets its money through application fees, so Congress can’t stop it by withholding funding […]

US Supreme Court refuses to block SC gay marriages

US Supreme Court refuses to block SC gay marriages

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to block gay marriages in South Carolina. The high court on Thursday denied a request by Republican Attorney General Alan Wilson. He had wanted the marriages blocked while he challenges a judge’s recent decision that opened the way for the marriages. On Wednesday, the first […]

Official says FSU gunman was alumnus

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – A law enforcement official says the gunman who shot three people at Florida State University before being killed by police was a lawyer who graduated from the school. The official told The Associated Press that the shooter was Myron May, who graduated from Florida State before attending Texas Tech University’s law […]

Immigrants wait, hope, plan for Obama order

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) – Immigrants in the country illegally already are flooding attorneys’ offices with calls to see if they can qualify under President Barack Obama’s yet-to-be-announced plan to shield as many as 5 million immigrants from deportation. Obama will reveal the long-awaited administrative order on Thursday. Immigration lawyer Alex Galvez says he’s going […]